WSU Shiffman Presents . . . Community Conversations on Health
“Henrietta Lacks & HeLa Cells” Book Talk
Wed. Mar. 16, 2011, 4-6 PM
WSU Shiffman Medical Library – Stapleton Room in the Mazurek Medical Commons Building, 320 E. Canfield St. Detroit
RSVP – WSU medical campus and other interested persons contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-577-6666 by March 11 to register. Seating limited. Light refreshments and Community Health Information table provided.
Diane Levine, MD, vice chair for education, WSU School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, will lead the discussion addressing multiple aspects of the book and pose questions about the larger themes in this provocative story written for both laymen and scientists.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot tells the story of a poor African American women who become famous many years after her death because of cervical cancer cells (HeLa cells) taken from her body that continue to live in a prolific cell line used extensively in research today.
LIBRARY COPIES AVAILABLE – Print book and audio book are available for check out from the Shiffman Medical Library to WSU affiliates. Many public libraries in the area, including the Detroit Public Library (DPL) also have copies to lend to residents. To read, see and hear more about this award-winning book and the fascinating story of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cell line, visit the author’s website rebeccaskloot.com
This event is one in a series of Community Conversations on Health and part of the 2011 One Book One Community program of Detroit Public Library and partners, hosting author Rebecca Skloot book talk on March 26. For more information visit detroitpubliclibrary.org/onebook
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This project has been funded in part by the National Library of Medicine under Contract No. NO1-LM-6-3503 with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences and the Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library Community Engagement Outreach Program.